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Are antibiotics effective against Enterovirus D68?

Antibiotics are not effective against any type of virus including Enterovirus D68. There is no vaccine for this virus. The best defense is good hygiene and supporting your immune system by eating a balanced diet and getting adequate sleep. If you become concerned that your child may have this severe respiratory illness, you should seek medical evaluation with your primary care physician or a certified urgent care. The staff at Lakes Urgent Care is capable of evaluating and initiating treatment for this virus as well as submitting the required testing to the state immunology lab if indicated.